Dr. Sheena Howard
Award-winning educator, writer and filmmaker; Professor
Sheena C. Howard, is an award- winning author, filmmaker, educator and scholar. She has been featured in the L.A. Times, Washington Post and more. In 2014 Sheena became the first Black woman to win an Eisner Award for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (2013). The Eisner Awards are considered the ‘Oscars of Comics’. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed books and comics books. In 2017, Sheena published the Encyclopedia of Black Comics, which is the first book of its kind, profiling over 100 Black people in the comics industry. The Encyclopedia of Black Comics was named the 2018 American Library Associations’ Outstanding Reference Source. She is also the co-writer of Superb, a comic book about a superhero with Down Syndrome. She has published nearly a book a year, every year since 2013. She is a highly sought after public speaker.